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Friday, April 29, 2005

HDD lock-picking

This is definately one I'm gonna try...

Pick a lock with an old HDD and a mouse...

Read all about it...

Stop your annoying neighbours radio dead in it's tracks

Want to know how to block ALL FM radio transmissions in a 60 meter radius?
Me too...

First, get your hands on a 100MHz oscillator. (Buy it from an electronics store, or de-solder it from and old circuit board)

Crystal Oscillator

Then, looking top-down onto the oscillator, solder a +ve terminal to the top left connector, an 80cm bit of wire to the top right connector, and the -ve terminal to the bottom right connector.

Hook up the terminals to a 5V supply... and there you go...

By the way, this is extremely illegal... and I've never done this... cough cough...


Read mor about it here ->

Monday, April 25, 2005

Throwaway Email adresses!!!!! is a disposable email account system.
Use to avoid giving your personal email address to suspicious websites.

It's very easy, anonymous and fun! Just think up a name and GO!

Use it Here

Thursday, April 21, 2005

3D the world around you


Now I have the knowledge to make my own 3D pictures... wooo hooo!!!!

It is really simple, and if ya don't beleive me, go HERE

Relive the 60's... make them happen again....

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Ever wanted to make your own Lava-Lamp?

Yeah, me too...

Check out their formulas... you can even make a huge 5 litre lava lamp... wow... no I just need to find out who sells 5 litres of mineral oil :D:D


Flash-animated Catses being drawn

Get your freshly drawn kittens Here

When is a disease not a disease?

When you grab the name of a disease, and use it as your domain name.

Browse on over to: Ebola dot com


then check out the animated Microsoft Gif at the bottom of the page, then read the exchange of mails between the owner of the site and Microsoft.

Meaning and Melancholia in Beckett's Endgame

"Whom did you call when you were a tiny boy, and were frightened, in the dark? Your mother? No. Me. We let you cry. Then we moved you out of earshot, so that we might sleep in peace ... you didn't really need to have me listen to you. (Pause) I hope the day will come when you'll really need to have me listen to you, and need to hear my voice, any voice." (Endgame 56) "

Read more here...

A whole world of pain

Ok... So a Berkley student thought he was smart by stealing his professors' laptop, in order to get his hands on some exam answers.
Look at this transcript from what his professor had to say about this: (If you prefer, get the MP3 HERE )

Professor Jasper Rine lectures at UC Berkeley. Recently his laptop was stolen by a thief who was after exam data. Unfortunately for the thief, Professor Rine had some important stuff on that laptop.The webcast of last Friday's Biology 1A lecture gets very interesting at timecode 48:50. I've transcribed Prof Rine's comments here, so you can see what a world of shit the thief is in:

"Thanks Gary. I have a message for one person in this audience - I'm sorry the rest of you have to sit through this. As you know, my computer was stolen in my last lecture.
The thief apparently wanted to betray everybody's trust, and was after the exam.The thief was smart not to plug the computer into the campus network, but the thief was not smart enough to do three things: he was not smart enough to immediately remove Windows. I installed the same version of Windows on another computer - within fifteen minutes the people in Redmond Washington were very interested to know why it was that the same version of Windows was being signalled to them from two different computers.

The thief also did not inactivate either the wireless card or the transponder that's in that computer. Within about an hour, there was a signal from various places on campus that's allowed us to track exactly where that computer went every time that it was turned on.

I'm not particularly concerned about the computer. But the thief, who thought he was only stealing an exam, is presently - we think - is probably still in possession of three kinds of data, any one of which can send this man, this young boy, actually, to federal prison. Not a good place for a young boy to be.

You are in possession of data from a hundred million dollar trial, sponsored by the NIH, for which I'm a consultant. This involves some of the largest companies on the planet, the NIH investigates these things through the FBI, they have been notified about this problem.

You are in possession of trade secrets from a Fortune 1000 biotech company, the largest one in the country, which I consult for. The Federal Trade Communication is very interested in this. Federal Marshals are the people who handle that.

You are in possession of proprietary data from a pre-public company planning an IPO. The Securities and Exchange Commission is very interested in this and I don't even know what branch of law enforcement they use.Your academic career is about to come to an end. You are facing very serious charges, with a probability of very serious time. At this point, there's very little that anybody can do for you.

One thing that you can do for yourself is to somehow prove that the integrity of the data which you possess has not been corrupted or copied.Ironically, I am the only person on the planet that can come to your aid, because I am the only person that can tell whether the data that was on that computer are still on that computer.

You will have to find a way of hoping that if you've copied anything that you can prove you only have one copy of whatever was made.I am tied up all this afternoon; I am out of town all of next week.

You have until 11:55 to return the computer, and whatever copies you've made, to my office, because I'm the only hope you've got of staying out of deeper trouble than you or any student I've ever known has ever been in.I apologise to the rest of you for having to bring up this distasteful matter, but I will point out that we have a partial image of this person, we have two eyewitnesses, with the transponder data we're going to get this person."


taken from: Blast Radius